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acclaim

verb ac·claim \ ə-ˈklām \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of acclaim

transitive verb
1 :applaud, praise
  • Critics acclaimed her performance.
2 :to declare by acclamation
  • was acclaimed president of the society
intransitive verb
:to shout praise or applause

acclaimer

noun

Examples of acclaim in a Sentence

  1. The critics have acclaimed her performance.

  2. she has long been acclaimed by the critics for her realistic acting

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Origin and Etymology of acclaim

borrowed (with assimilation to 1claim) from Middle French & Latin; Middle French acclamer, borrowed from Latin acclāmāre "to shout (at or in reaction to), raise an outcry, shout approval," from ad- ad- + clāmāre "to shout" — more at 1claim


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acclaim

noun

Definition of acclaim

1 :the act of acclaiming
2 :praise, applause
  • She deserves acclaim for all her charitable works.

Examples of acclaim in a Sentence

  1. Her performance in the ballet earned her critical acclaim.

  2. She deserves acclaim for all her charitable works.

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Origin and Etymology of acclaim

derivative of 1acclaim


ACCLAIM Defined for English Language Learners

acclaim

verb

Definition of acclaim for English Language Learners

  • : to praise (someone or something) in a very strong and enthusiastic way


acclaim

noun

Definition of acclaim for English Language Learners

  • : strong approval or praise


ACCLAIM Defined for Kids

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acclaim

verb ac·claim \ ə-ˈklām \

Definition of acclaim for Students

acclaimed; acclaiming
:1praise 1
  • The book was acclaimed by the critics.

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acclaim

noun

Definition of acclaim for Students

:2praise 1


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